Shancar Publications

Compass Points


 Compass Points is a curriculum which guides adolescents on a yearlong spiritual journey with opportunities to explore their identities, their beliefs, their Unitarian Universalist faith, their relationships with others and their connections to the world.  Compass Points is designed for middle school youth groups and is often used in conjunction with coming of age programs, but can be adapted for use with high school age youth.

The Goals of Compass Points are:

    To help participants sort out their feelings about themselves and their world as they do the difficult work of starting to create their adult selves

    To help them discover what they believe about life's big questions -- the nature of humanity and the divine, beliefs about life, death and faith

    To help youth think independently, assume responsibility, make decisions, explore values and adopt the practice of radical hospitality

To guide participants in acquiring enough background in Unitarian Universalist history, polity and theology that they can know and express what it means to be a Unitarian Universalists

To help them understand that religious liberty is a hard-won legacy that continues to need protection




You can download a sample session

or the Annotated Table of Contents

Order a hard copy of Compass Points or Compass Points on CD

Compass Points was created in conjunction with author Gaia Brown, who has been a religious educator since 1975, previously serving congregations in New Jersey and Illinois and illustrated by Terry Stafford, a religious educator who formerly served congregations in Canada. To order Compass Points, or learn more about Gaia's other curricula, check out this link:

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